If there is one show that is all about Dad’s, it has to be Annie. It’s about an orphan girl named Annie who ends up being adopted as a publicity stunt by a rich, old and bitter man. Throughout the show he eventually falls in love with her and feels like she is his daughter. Towards the end of the show the two are completely bonded and even when the Ms. Hanagan tries to kidnap her and take her back to the orphanage, he protects her which is why Daddy Warbucks is one of our favorite broadway dads and why I Don’t Need Anything But You is one of the best Broadway Songs for Dads.
If there way another show out there that wasn’t supposed to revolve around hair and looks, but hair and looks made it part of how famous it is, the show would have to be Annie. From the girl with the bright red hair and the old, bitter bald man, the unlikely friends become soul mates as a Father and Daughter Duo. The showtune I Don’t Need Anything But You from Annie is all about their love for each other.
With quotes and lyrics about loosing all their money and still being there for each other, it actually means more than just the words. Because everything in Daddy Warbucks life was all about money and now he’d give it up to make sure Annie was safe says a lot about him. It means he finally understands what it means to be a dad and how much a real dad would actually give up just to have a daughter and bond that he could feel just like he felt for his money. The difference between his money and Annie is that Annie can give him a hug back, make him smile with a joke and actually keep him company with human interaction. It was almost like he forgot about what it is like to be human and by adopting a girl and then eventually falling in love with her as his daughter he rediscovered how wonderful it can be to have a family. That is why I Don’t Need Anything But You from Annie is one of the best broadway songs for Dad’s and why we wanted to share it with you all for our week dedicated to showtunes for Father’s Day. Thank you again for reading and although there is one day left in the week, we want to hear from you on our Facebook page about what you think the best broadway songs for Dads are by leaving a comment here, on Facebook or by sharing this on Twitter.
In this post for our Broadway Songs for Father’s Day week we are bringing you one of the best broadway fathers in existence, Jean Valjean. Although there is another male character with a daughter (The Inn Keeper), Jean ValJean never abandons his daughter, even though she isn’t biologically his. Not only does he adopt and take her under his wing, but he also finds her love and rescues him. That is what being a Dad is all about and why we wanted to share Bring Him Home from Les Miserables as one of our picks for Broadway Songs for Father’s Day and Dads week. Jean ValJean not only is the perfect father to everyone from his employees to the people of his town, but to strangers like Cosette and even her love Marius.
No matter what part of the show you are in, Jean ValJean is a Father. He lifts a wagon of a man who is being crushed. He takes care of the people of his town where he is the Mayor and he loves and cares for him employees. After one of them is fired because she wouldn’t sleep with her boss, he finds out and instead of hiring her back, he takes care of her. What he did and did not expect is that he also falls in love with her and wants to make sure she has an amazing life, even though they both know it is almost over. One of Fantine’s last requests is that he rescue and take care of her Daughter Cosette and without even thinking about it, Jean ValJean rushes to rescue her from the Inn Keeper and his wife.
No matter who he comes in contact with in the show, Jean ValJean acts like a Father and shows that he loves everyone. Even Jabert who has dedicated his life to destroying Jean ValJean is spared when Jean Valjean could have easily killed him. When he finds out Cosette is in love with Marius and that Marius is at the baracade where he will be killed, Jean ValJean puts his own life in danger for a complete stranger. That is something that only a Father could do and someone that loves everyone like they are their own kids. That is why Bring Him Home from Les Miserables is one of the best Broadway Songs for Father’s Day. It shows the emotions and love that Jean ValJean has for his adopted daughter Cosette and even the love and hope he has that he can rescue Marius in time to bring him back to her and raise him like he is his own. Jean ValJean is one of the most amazing Father’s on Broadway even though he doesn’t have a biological child and one of the most caring people. That is why we wanted to share Bring Him Home from Les Miserables as one of the best broadway songs for Father’s Day and Dads.